Ninth LL.M. International Commercial & Investment Arbitration Moot Competition

April 7-9, 2022

Virtual Moot Opening Conference
Thursday, April 7, 2022, from 8:30 AM to 10:10AM.  

2022 Results 

Arbitration Tribunal Final round: 

Jane Willems Arbitrator, Mediator, FCIArb and Associate Professor of Law, Tsinghua University School of Law;
Adriana Uson, Head (Americas) Singapore International Arbitration Centre
Thomas Allen Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP.

WINNER: University of Pittsburgh School of Law

FINALIST: American University Washington College of Law

BEST ORALIST:  Trishala Desai (AU Washington College of Law)


1. Filip Srbinoski (University of Pittsburgh);
2. Favour Oluwafisayo (Ohio State University Moritz College of Law);
3. Zoe Perez (Georgetown University Law Center);
4. Jessica Rado (Fordham University Law School);
5. Sakshi Solanki (Washington College of Law);
6. Deborah Chikodili (Washington College of Law) and Israa Daas (University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law).

Members of University of California at Berkeley and University of Texas at Austin, Finalists


1. TEAM   4, University of Pittsburgh School of Law

2. TEAM   1, American University Washington College of Law (Team 1)

3. TEAM   3, Fordham Law School

4. TEAM   2, Georgetown University Law Center (Team 2)

About the 2022 Competition

In 2022. the competition was held virtually via Zoom due to the ongoing COVID pandemic. However, teams were welcome to travel to D.C. and argue from the WCL campus virtually 

About the Competition

Organized by the WCL Center on International Commercial Arbitration, the Ninth LL.M. International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition will start Thursday, April 7, 2022 with a conference that will discuss important issues related to the 2022 problem. The general rounds will take place on Friday, April 8 and the elimination rounds on Saturday, April 9.

This event, created specifically for LL.M. students, seeks to foster the study of international arbitration for the resolution of international business disputes and investment disputes.

Team members must be enrolled in a U.S. Master of Laws (LL.M.) program. Students from foreign law schools are also eligible to participate as long as they have a law degree and are enrolled in postgraduate law studies.

Students who have completed their studies (through the completion of the required units necessary for the awarding of the LL.M. degree) by December 2021 are unable to be part of a team. Students must be enrolled in an LL.M. or postgraduate law studies at the moment of the competition.

The 2022 Competition is sponsored by the Singapore International Arbitration Centre.

The competition focuses primarily on oral advocacy before a panel of arbitration experts. Participants are required to submit a brief argument outline. No other written memorandum is required. The Competition alternates every year between a problem involving an International Commercial Dispute and a problem arising out of an Investment Protection Law or BIT Provision.

In 2022 the problem involves an investment dispute under the rules of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre.